Our wedding rings from Fabuluster have arrived in the post!
They are gorgeous!
Mine is polished gold to match my engagement ring and the Mr's is brushed finish because he doesn't do shiny.
When I am at work (which is often) I will wear just the wedding ring by itself..
That's why I opted for a plain white gold band.
I truly love the look of a simple unadorned wedding ring, worn on its own.
It says 'I'm married'... but that's all it gives away.
Though having said that..
I think it also looks rather rad with my engagement ring....
They fit together perfectly.
Looking at them close up, my engagement ring needs a a clean and polish.
I might try and get that done before the wedding.
The Mister hasn't tried his on yet but I will take it home to him next week.
These pictures were taken after I had a manicure.
I rewarded myself for getting through the venue drama with minimal nail biting.. Poor pinky got gnawed on for a while until I realised and managed to stop before I worked my way onto the others.. old habits die hard.
As someone who has routinely bitten her nails down as far as they will go since childhood, the world of fingernail polish has only just opened up to me.
I think for wedding day nails I will go with some sort of nude tone. I'm not really big on French tips. The one I'm wearing in these pics is Mimosa for Mr & Mrs by OPI. I like that it is opaque. But its maybe a little too pink...
I like how the O.P.I website has the 'Try This Colour' function where you chose your skin tone, chose your nail length and see how any of their shades might look on your hand.
I might see how At First Sight looks next time.
Would love to know what others wore/are wearing on their nails?
They are from Calleija, who seem to stock lots of fine coloured diamonds and gemstones.
The pink diamonds are from Argyle Diamond Mine in Australia and the attractive colour is actually caused by defects in the crystal lattice structure, affecting the way certain light wavelenths are absorbed and transmitted through the stone.
The first one is a pair on onyx and diamond and coral earrings. Onyx and diamond jewellery has really been on my radar lately.. like the gorgeous Canturi and Chanel rings and some of the more affordable cubic zirconia versions from Georgini. But I think its the addition of bright coral really makes these art deco earrings special and take the onyx and diamond combo to the next level!
And how eye-catching is the second piece..? those bold colours side by side work so well! This gorgeous ring laughs in the face of the saying "Blue and green should never be seen" hohoho!
The third is my favourite and it is a Georgian Rose Cut diamond ring and I love that it is chunkier and bolder than what you would ever see from modern diamond designs. Rose Cut diamonds are style popular from the 1500s up until the 1900s and will be hard to find in contemporary jewellery. They are domed shape and don't have the sparkle caused by internal reflection of light we associate with the modern brilliant cut, instead the Rose Cut will enhance the stones clarity as the focus is on the surface of the stone.
I have admired other pieces from this antiques dealer here and here
They arrived so quickly and were beautifully packaged in a gorgeous box with a hand written note. Yes the most beautiful handwritten note, like wishing me good luck for my wedding and stuff.
I'm all goo gaah.
Behold my wedding earrings!
They are quite out-there. But in a beautiful way!
I have to admit I opened the parcel and was like "Yikes they're big"
Bigger than I imagined.
And then I noticed that they're clip ons.
I had no idea people still did clip ons. (Except for Margaret Pomeranz but I thought she was the only one)
However! they have a good grip and are really comfortable (pretty sure my red ears due to heat not earrings!) and given their size and their weight it is probably a good thing as they would stretch your earholes. And elongated earring holes not a good look so I have decided to embrace the clip-on-ness
They are by Thorin & Co and I have to say I am in love
After describing what we want (3.5mm for me with a polished finish, 7mm for the Mr with a brushed finish) we were sent the wax kit through the post and had a bit of fun taking impressions of our fingers. (You get a few gos and the instructions are very clear) we posted them back and got confirmation today that they were received and work has started on our rings! Yeehaaa!
You may have seen this girl around but I cant help myself because I love this colourful bride.. not just her bold red hair but the bright flowers she has put in there and of course those gorgeous jewels she is adorned with. The bodice of her wedding dress is a beautiful jewel toned olive green, which is a lovely compliment to her skin and hair.
My friend and I were born within a few days of each other. We went to school together and studied at the same university. We met our current partners the same year, we got engaged within a few weeks of each other and our weddings are exactly one month apart.
I don't really have a point I just think it's cool.
Speaking of cool... she has an engagement and wedding ring combined.. With a tension set diamond from her late Grandmothers ring!
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It is is perfect for her. She was never going to have a stock standard sort of ring. She leads an active life and has always been drawn towards bold statement jewellery, so I couldn't imagine her with a fussy or delicate piece. This style of ring suits her to a tee.
She isn't wearing it yet, but I cant wait to see it on her hot little hand.